Cruise across the Bay of Biscay and day sail down the coast of Spain and Portugal to Marina de Lagos. Three weeks of sailing to the sun, tours and parties.
More than simply a voyage south to the sun, ARC Portugal appeals to summer cruisers, boats heading to the Mediterranean and to ARC participants. Social activities in every port and visits ashore to explore ancient Iberian cities and fishing villages make the rally a real holiday.
Invite a range of family and friends to join your adventure - day sails and great transport links make crew changes easy. The mix of people makes ARC Portugal a friendly and convivial summer cruise.
“The banter, the laughs, the story-swapping - you would be hard pushed to beat this experience”
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Webster - Log 25: A final ditti
An ARC tale 2013 - Ken BaynesLas Palmas to Rodney Bay 24/11-16/12/13We left the CanariesA sight just to beholdThe scent of adventureAnxiety if truth be toldThe race began and winds were strongAccompanied by lots of swellWondered what the future read more...
Freebooter - Day 22 - 15th Dec
Now only 155nm to St Lucia, plus a few miles further to Rodney Bay which is on the west side of the island :)We are so looking forward to arriving, and escaping this rough sea! Last night was full of squalls and showers, not what we ordered. No read more...
Freebooter - Day 21 - Sat 14th Dec
Only 328nm to St Lucia! At current speed, that is another 2 days. The last 3-4 have been ones of rapid progress with strong Easterly trade winds. However the downside has been big seas, making for tiring sailing and limited sleep. The thought of read more...
Webster - Log 23: Squally weather
Friday 13th: Position 15 05'N 51 17'W. A really uncomfortable night hand steering mostly in loads of wind and big seas. Again, rolling incessantly. However, less than 600 nm to go! Forecast is for lots of wind today too. We have been traveling read more...
Celebrating 20 years of sailing to the sunshine: Entries are open for ARC Portugal 2014. 03/10/2013
2014 will be a special year for ARC Portugal as we celebrate 20 years of cruising south and discovering the wonders of Atlantic Iberia Credited each... more info
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Freebooter demonstrate their Sea-Xit - MOB Recovery
ARC Portugal 2013 participants Steven and Annemarie Westwood, owners of the Moody 425 Freebooter were more than happy to demonstrate their homemade MOB device at Mayflower Marina on Thursday afternoon during their obligatory safety inspection prior to the rally. Rob Gaffney, chief safety inspector at World Cruising was intrigued to discover a piece of safety equipment he had not come across previously.
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